We had the pleasure of knowing Le Merle through Don. Even though we did not get to spend a lot of time with her, we always looked forward to the times she would come to Texas and we got to visit with her. She had a unique way of lighting up the room with her presence. It was evident that she loved being around her family and extended family. Not only was she a “beauty queen” on the outside, but also a beauty and gracious person within.


Her smile was so sweet, but her eyes showed all she felt—how they twinkled and showed her love for her family. Sisters are special and we had such fun sitting around Don and Sharon’s living room with Le Merle and Le Verle laughing, talking and usually eating. Always interested in our families, too. We loved her as a sister and will miss her visits to Texas, but rejoice knowing she is being held in the arms of her mom and dad, no, but most importantly in the arms of Jesus.


Becky Paxton

Willis Scott

Mary Lynn Leggio



“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! And that is what we are ”  1 John 3:l